Maria Patricia Abuel (she/they) is a Toronto/Tkarón:to born and raised Filipinx interdisciplinary artist, community worker, and arts and culture educator and administrator. She obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts, Studio Specialist Degree at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Patricia is the Program Manager of KAPISANAN Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture - creating programs like KAMI that empowers femme and non-binary Filipino/ax youth artists. She co-founded habi habi po, a non-profit collective of Toronto-based Filipino/a/x artists focusing on building community through traditional textile art practices to preserve Philippine cultural heritage and revive ancestral connections.They are also a workshop facilitator for elementary and high schools in the GTA to teach students about Filipino culture and lead paper weaving crafts and parol-making lessons. 

Patricia is dedicated to providing accessible platforms to equity-deserving groups through arts and passionate about bringing meaningful experiences to different communities. 


For interests in collaborating or any other inquiries, please email mpabuelstudio [at] gmail [dot] com